I’ve been asked more than once for advice to actors who are looking to pursue a professional career. And while I always try to give them the time they deserve (as this is something I love doing, and think everyone who wants to, should be as lucky as I am to get to do it for a living) the best I can ever do is give them a few small steps to start them on the path.
Last week I discovered the podcast Making It with Riki Lindhome. It is fantastic.
Making It is basically an interview show where she speaks to people who have achieved a variety of levels of success in show business about how they got to where they are. And the beauty of hearing everyone tell their story is you realize that there is no set path to follow or ladder to climb. These are all people who got really really lucky. Lucky the way Seneca described it,“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
They were ready when the opportunity arose to take advantage of it. So check it out. It’s informative and has a great little feel-good theme song.